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and 29-year-old krystle campbell. we learned today the president will be coming here on thursday for an interfaith service. at the white house today flags were at half-staff, and we heard again from the president who, for the first time, used the word "terrorism" to describe what happened here. >> the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. anytime bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror. >> reporter: the president in the white house briefing room earlier today. and as late as tonight, still no idea as to who did this or why. but we have a better idea as to what was detonated here in boston. nbc's pete williams has been following the investigation in d.c. all day. pete, good evening. >> brian, good evening. still so many questions, but one has been answered, how many explosive devices were left at the scene. that answer is two. and officials describe them as crudely made but effectively used. and as of tonight, no suspects, no idea who did it or why. >> reporter: investigators have begun the process of recovering tiny pieces of the bombs to lea
killed, unnamed chinese graduate student and krystle campbell. >> everyone that knew her, loved her. >> struggling to grasp the unthinkable. >> reporter: investigation are saying someone know who is did this. a broad request of the public, someone looking for ingredients for a bomb, maybe heard someone testing, any know with information, they are asking to come forward, 2000 tips, the president will be here in boston on thursday to speak at a memmorial service, to help this community as it tries to heal. >> bringing in pete williams into the discussion. i want to start with the images, the first one lester showed u. us, the immediate aftermath, from across the street, looking down. you will see a man in black, his clothing has been shredded, running from the scene. are investigators looking at that? this is not the one okay, here is the one we are talking about. our invest gators looking at him running to or away from terror? >> i would say running away. with a window over the finish line, we saw this man. can you see the impact of the blast partially ripped his clothes away. now, t
campbell from massachusetts. her mother spoke to the media today. >> we're heart broken about our krystle marie. she was a wonderful person. everybody that knew her loved her. >> that poor woman's pain is so palpable. many bay area families have also been affected by this horrific tragedy. for more on that we head to terry mcsweeney who joins us live from boston tonight. terry. >> reporter: yeah, the people here in boston trying to figure out a way to deal with their grief after yesterday's attack, which hit many of these people very personally. and right now on the street where the bombs went off, we have this memorial with flags and signs and candles. it's not just the people of boston, it's people across the country, including some people from northern california who came out here for the boston marathon. we're talking about the cortains of chico. >> when he handed me the bottled water, that's when the explosion went off. my fellow runners turned around and saw the smoke and thought what was that? >> reporter: her husband was at the finish line waiting for his marathoner mate. >> i was
. for millions of us, what happened on monday is personal. it's personal. today our prayers are with the campbell family of medford. they're here today. their daughter krystle was always smiling. those who knew her said that with her red hair and her freckles and her ever eager willingness to speak her mind, she was beautiful, sometimes she'd be a little noisy, and everybody loved her for it. she would have turned 30 next month. as her mother said through her tears, this doesn't make any sense. our prayers are with the lu family of china who sent their daughter to bu so she could experience all this city has to offer. she was a 23 year old student, far from home. and in her heartache of her family and friends on both sides of the ocean are reminded of the humanity that we all share. ouprayers are with the richard family of dorchester. to denise, and their young daughter jane as they fight to recover. and our hearts for 8 year old martin with his big smile and bright eyes. his last hours were as perfect as an 8 year old boy could hope for, with his family, eating ice cream at a sporting event. and
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